*Official* nVidia GTX 20xx Series notebook discussion thread

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Alias, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    I doubt it, that would force them to make more motherboard sku's in general. For most gaming laptops that would be too costly. For a large scale laptop model it would indeed be possible.
     
  2. sniffin

    sniffin Notebook Evangelist

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  3. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    I wonder if Notebookcheck.com and Pcworld.com are collaborating. Or if Alienware Dell push out their cherry picked units to a few of their prefered - favorite review sites at same time. Then determine when the reviewers shall show it on their webpages.

    Not the first time I have seen this for the Alienware's. And won't be the last I think. Maybe @Eason can explain how it works. Because these coincidences that repeat themselves (The reviews show up on the same day - And the models have already been here some time now) ain't normal.

    REVIEW
    Alienware m15 review: The power of OLED compels you Pcworld.com | 06/14/2019

    "The first-gen m15’s not dead yet though. Just before Computex, Alienware sent us an updated version of the original m15, bumping up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics and a stunning OLED display"

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    Alienware m15 P79F (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, OLED) Notebookcheck.com | 06/14/2019


    PS. Mentioned AW model in the reviews is the last one coming from Dell with upgradeable Wifi cards. Dell have now swapped over to "welded on Wifi cards" for the refreshed AW models. From now on the "storage" is the only hardware you can upgrade in these Dell gaming laptop models. The transformation over to fully soldered hardware is now almost done.
     
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  4. Eason

    Eason Notebook Virtuoso

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    I am not familiar with PCWorld from an organization perspective, other than that I am familiar with Gordon Mah Ung and he seems like a very decent guy. I do know PCWorld is owned by IDG; IDG is one of 4-5 key investors in Razer. That is something interesting to me.

    For notebookcheck, we ask for review units with our PR contacts. Sometimes we can get them (depending on relationships and available inventory in the region, i.e. EU vs US) and sometimes we have to buy them ourselves. There is no collaboration/relationship between NBC and PCWorld to my knowledge. UltrabookReview has shared data with NBC before, and I know of that because I am involved with both sites. I am not aware of any ongoing agreements.
     
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  5. onecandy

    onecandy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys .. it seems that on techpowerup they have shared the 200w bios for clevo..I'm now trying to flash it and let you know the results ..
    The link is: https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/212106/212106


    UPDATE I saw badly .. same bios .. sorry
     
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  6. HandsomeGhost

    HandsomeGhost Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi I have a Razer Blade 15 2070Max-q and I’m trying to obtain a vbios with a higher TDP.
    If anyone can send me a vbios with a 100 watt. I would very much appreciate it
     
  7. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Deity

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    I saw Gordon Mah Ung's preview video of the soldered RAM/WiFi AW m15 R2 and without a shadow of doubt he was a fully paid for and completely untrustworthy shill there and then. Could have been a bad day I guess.
     
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  8. Eason

    Eason Notebook Virtuoso

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    What I should say is: he's nice, but PCWorld/IDG are running a business. He seems to be a businessman. This goes for many media outlets -- even ones that appear fairly journalistic.
     
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  9. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Deity

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    What does that mean? That every hardware review business is a scam? I don't think so. That particular guy was shocking. He was basically reading out a Dell marketing memo with his own bonus BS in top, like "oh, some people will start asking - is this too thin, will this throttle, yada yada. Of course not, this bad boy will run anything. " Might be TMI, but it was the first time I vomited in my mouth while watching a hardware preview video.
     
  10. Eason

    Eason Notebook Virtuoso

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    No, I'm trying to be a bit more subtle in my criticisms haha. What I'm saying is, while most review sites are businesses, not all of them are run by businessmen. A businessman will always follow profits rather than their values. Hardware unboxed, for example, is a business -- but it's run by reviewers, not businessmen.
     
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